Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What can TCM treat?
A. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a different diagnostic and treatment paradigm
to that used in the West, i.e. allopathic medicine. Because of this different approach,
conditions that are very hard to treat in Western medicine can be helped by the
application of TCM. The majority of musculoskeletal problems, emotional disturbances,
chronic conditions, acute conditions, skin conditions, breathing problems, sleep
disorders, etc. can be helped by the application of one or more elements of TCM.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. It’s impossible to generalise, as it depends on the condition being treated,
its severity, and the individual response to treatment. Your therapist will be able
to discuss this with you and give you a good idea of how many treatments you may
Q. How will I feel after a treatment?
A. Most people enjoy receiving Tui Na and Acupuncture and feel calm and relaxed
after a treatment.
Q. Should my doctor know I’m having Tui Na or Acupuncture?
A. If you are being treated by any other health-care professionals then it’s a good
idea to let them know that you are receiving Tui Na and/or Acupuncture treatment.
If you are taking medication, the treatment may enable you to reduce your dosage,
but your doctor should always be consulted regarding any change in medication.
Q. Do I have to undress for Tui Na or Acupuncture?
A. Tui Na is usually performed over clothes, although sometimes if oils are to be
used you will need to partially undress. Depending on the point used, you may have
to move your clothing so that part of the skin is exposed for Acupuncture.
Q. How does the Qi Gong work?
A. As mentioned elsewhere in this website, Qi Gong is a form of movement. When a
person comes for a session, and states that they are willing to practice Qi Gong
at home, then a relevant exercise is given that will aid their condition. This exercise
will have to be practiced at least once daily to have any noticeable effect. The
exercise will be tailored to the person’s flexibility and general state of health.
Q. How do I take the Chinese Herbs?
A. Chinese Patent, or Formula, Herbs come in powder, tablet or capsule form. The
herbs are sourced from a Taiwanese Company that has an excellent record of quality
and are double checked again before dispensing – once in Europe and again in Britain.